We're excited to get started on training with you and your dog! To begin, please use the green buttons below to fill out a Pre-Evaluation form for each dog, create an account on PetExec, and contact us with any questions about training or setting up your dog's account!
We can assist you in scheduling training over the phone or you can contact us via text message or email to chat about training options and availability and secure a training session appointment. Please ensure you have done the following to prepare to schedule a session and reach out if you need any assistance:
We would love to help answer your questions and help you get your dog or puppy started on training! If you aren't ready to schedule a session but would like to learn more about training, please use the button below to provide contact info and a message so we can reach out to help! We offer free 15 minute consultations by phone or in-person to discuss how we can help you and your dog meet your training goals. Happy Training!
This session is required for new canine students to enable your trainer to prepare a custom plan to best meet your dog's needs. Sarah will evaluate your dog's behavior and learning style, discuss and prioritize training goals with you, answer your questions, and share a few introductory training games.
Advanced commands for behavior management or fun tricks to expand your dog's repertoire including foundation skills, manners, advanced social skills, boundaries & more.
Solutions for reactivity, severe anxiety, bite prevention, resource guarding & other problem behaviors.
Practical training and safety skills for dogs with severe reactivity, trauma, or bite history, and more.
Give your puppy a great start with a foundation session that covers safety, behavior basics, prevention for common behavior struggles, and key early development topics. Guidance for puppy selection that is suited for your household and preparation details before the pup's arrival are included if your puppy has not yet joined your family.
Safety skills and management document tailored for your dog & a Zoom call to cover introductory safety training and foundation material customized for your dog's needs. Required for all Behavior Solutions and Behavior Transformation dogs before the Evaluation session.
Sarah has over 5 years of experience as a professional trainer using positive, science-based training games and assent focused training exercises. All training is based on current science of canine behavior and learning, and is accomplished through humane, punishment-free methods. It is her passion to help dogs and humans live in harmony together by teaching dogs key skills and teaching pet parents how to inspire great choices from their dogs with reliable and lasting results. Sarah’s training style is different from typical puppy or obedience classes in that she teaches dogs value in overarching concepts, default behaviors, and coping skills that help them succeed independently instead of just teaching cued behaviors. Those skills are what help a dog to work through challenges and truly change behavior consistently.
She makes training fun and efficient for dogs and owners, not only resolving behavior issues but training the whole dog for future success. Dogs learn best through play and positive conditioning, and Sarah loves helping dogs reach their full potential! Fearful, reactive, or mischievous dogs often need special guidance to truly enjoy life and reach that potential. Sarah inspires and teaches dogs through training games and creative solutions to alleviate fears and end behavior issues. Sarah does not use aversives and instead focuses on positivity, shaping, re-conditioning, and empowering a dog to make good choices. She uses positive reinforcement and training games to teach key concepts through play, such as impulse control, calmness and focus. Teaching these concepts helps dogs make great choices independently in new situations, rather than just training cued behaviors. She believes that every dog deserves a chance and is dedicated to helping you and your companion. There are no bad dogs, only untapped potential!
Brianna started at The Dog House in Q4 2021. This allowed her to develop her canine knowledge and skillset to properly handle and read dog behavior of a large variety of breeds. This relationship led Bam to explore her desire to pursue formal education and training to become a certified canine specialist. With multiple years of canine handling experience, Bam was accepted to the Starmark Academy in Austin, Texas to become a certified dog handler.
While attending Starmark Academy Bam was assigned two shelter pups to work with for the duration of the training program. This is where Bam met her “heart dog,” Appa, who is a young, beautifully mixed mutt with a lot of love to give. Through training, Bam instructed Appa to a CGC title and a novice trick title. Appa went from pulling on the leash, jumping on people, excitingly nipping, and overstimulated, to a very well-mannered and focused pup.
Bam also has a chihuahua mix named Maya who inspired her to hone her skills. While in school she was able to use her new training skills to address Maya’s social anxiety behavior and retrain basic commands with consistency. As of December 16th, 2022 BAM is a Certified Canine Training and Behavioral Specialist. Her mission is to create constructive communication skills and a positive relationship between pet owners and their hounds.